From Long Island University
Brooklyn attorney Peter Neufeld and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who started her career in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, will be among the speakers this fall at the Provost Distinguished Lecture Series at LIU Post, one of the two main campuses of Long Island University (the other being LIU Brooklyn).
Established in 2008, the series at the Brookville, Long Island, campus features prominent leaders and thinkers who share their experiences and expertise on topics of interest to the community – many of them law- and government-related.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m., political strategists Arthur “Jerry” Kremer and Michael Dawidziak will serve on a panel discussion titled, “LIU Votes: The Presidential Race,” moderated by LIU Post Political Science Professor Stanley Klein. The panel will address the presidential race with a focus on the economy, energy, student loans and other current issues. Dawidziak was a consultant to George H.W. Bush's 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. Kremer served in the New York State Assembly for 23 years and chaired the powerful Ways and Means Committee.
Rice will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Rice, whose topic will be “Old Problems, New Solutions: A Progressive Prosecutor's Approach,” is the first woman in Long Island’s history to be elected district attorney. She was endorsed by the Brooklyn Democratic Party in her unsuccessful race for the party’s nomination for attorney general two years ago.
Neufeld, co-founder with Barry Scheck of The Innocence Project and a Brooklyn Heights resident, will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The Innocence Project has exonerated some 300 inmates, including 17 on death row. Neufeld and law partner Barry Scheck served on O.J. Simpson’s defense team with the late Johnnie Cochran.
For more detailed information, visit www.liu.edu/post/provostlecture or call the Office of Community Relations at (516) 299-3500 or email [email protected].